feature image via Molly Adams
My friends, how are you? I’ve missed you since last time we spoke, and I hope you’re well! Can you believe it’s already August? I feel like yesterday it was December 31st and we were all talking about how much 2016 was going to be the best year ever and making resolutions that we knew we’d forget about by February. But now it’s August, tax-free weekend is coming upon us in the States (go school shopping!), and the days are slowly getting a little shorter.
Life is busy and non-stop, but it’s so good, you know? Like, we are here on this earth, living and breathing, making friends, art, love, and community and I think that’s great. Even though there’s this dude with a bad spray tan running for president who we can’t stop thinking about, there are adorable birds chirping in the trees outside of my hotel room right this moment! Life is truly amazing.
Why am I in a hotel room, you ask? Because I just moved to Austin, TX!! I’m starting grad school this month and it seemed like a good idea to try and live in the city I’ll be attending school, so my mom and my brother helped move me and three cats in a packed-to-the-gills minivan from Connecticut to Texas. In the middle of our road trip, we camped at Natchez Trace State Forest in Tennessee, and even though the ground was wet and our fire didn’t last, the stars were shining, the air was fresh, and nature was beautiful. The little things, you know?
So tell me, what little things have been making you feel great lately? Did you get some mail that made you feel really good from a beloved friend? Did the sun shine extra bright on your face and warm your whole soul? Did you make friends with the cool barista that you’ve had a friend crush on for years? I want to know everything about everything!
I hope you’re taking care of yourselves and your communities. Give a friend a hug today (with their consent), call up an old acquaintance you’ve been thinking about, or send someone a postcard with a smiley face on it. Spread a little happiness, and you’ll warm your own heart in the process. Okay! Now for the cute pet pictures! Love ya!!!
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